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VIRTUAL EXHIBIT

RECALLING A LOST WORLD:

DAVID LABKOVSKI BRINGS THE STORIES OF SHOLEM ALEICHEM TO LIFE


For artist David Labkovski, reading and illustrating the stories of Yiddish author Sholem Aleichem was a return to his own childhood in Vilna. He illustrated the small, everyday moments of life in the shtetl that Sholem Aleichem captured in his stories. Labkovski wanted to commemorate the Jewish ‘world that was’—not just how the Jewish people died, but how they lived for centuries before the Holocaust.

About the exhibition


Holocaust Museum LA’s debut virtual exhibit in partnership with the David Labkovski Project showcases David Labkovski’s illustrated renditions of Yiddish author Sholem Aleichem’s tales. For the artist, reading and illustrating the stories was a return to his own childhood and a way to honor a once vibrant culture. Through his art, you’ll see Labkovski interpret the Eastern European Jewish ‘world that was’—not how Jewish people died, but how they lived for centuries before the Holocaust. In this exhibit you will meet Sholem Aleichem’s characters as they walk Shtetl streets, face daily challenges of oppression and poverty, and find small humor and joy despite the sorrow. The virtual exhibit invites interactive exploration and learning in a Museum Gallery, where it presents art, video, and testimony.



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